Which is Cheapest & Reliable Online Bookstore Site in India?
Online Bookstores in India have flooded like anything thanks to easy DIY eCommerce setup packages. Most importantly, the reason is tendency of people turning towards shopping books online at cheapest price without stepping out of home.
Just when you finished up reading the title of article, one name that may have clicked in your mind might be Flipkart, right?
This article is written to let you know about other online stores in India selling books and not just restricting yourself to some kart. Let’s begin with our list of Online Bookstores in India and thereby comparing to know which one offers cheapest price.
There are many reasons to list Flipkart at #1 including your trust on them. This includes Fastest Delivery sometime within 24 hours of ordering and the customer base especially for books is quite good offering genuine reviews on site itself. But Flipkart isn’t the cheapest option.
Next option to buy books online from reliable site would be HomeShop 18 at #2. No doubt, they are in shopping business from a long time but included Books recently. For any book I searched, HS 18 had the cheapest price online and that too with Free Home delivery without any condition.
Apart from this, it is receiving good reviews from customers (check out Facebook Thread) about their Free and Fast delivery with Cash on Delivery option. Also, to delight their customers, Free goodies like pens, bookmarks and ‘thank you’ cards are shipped along with orders.
There is actually a tie between uRead and Infibeam for position #3 but I let Infibeam lead not just because it is an old player but also because of personal good shopping experiences with them. Infibeam has prices almost same as Flipkart though delivery might not be superfast.
Other Online Bookstores have been covered in form of table for reading ease and comparative decision.
List of Online Bookstores in India
|1.||Flipkart||Free above Rs. 200 else add Rs. 30 extra
|Most Reliable but not the cheapest.
Takes 2-3 days
|3.||Infibeam||Free above Rs. 200 else add Rs. 30 extra||Rated as Reputable and in the field from long time.|
|4.||uRead||Free above Rs. 100 else add Rs. 30 extra||Embeds GoodRead reviews.
Books often Out of Stock*
|5.||IndiaTimes||Free (Mostly)||Bad Reputation
|8.||Rediff Books||Free||Not Recommended|
|9.||NBC India||Free Shipping if total order amount exceeds Rs. 299 Add Rs. 49 otherwise.||Way too Pricy!|
|10.||BookAdda||Free above Rs. 199 else add Rs. 30 extra||Good Reviews.|
|11.||Landmark On The Net||Free||Don’t Update Stock Regularly.
|12.||Buy Books India||Free Shipping above 200 Rs.||Fair Pricing and Good Review.|
Compare Prices of Online Bookstore in India
If price is the main concern, then here are two good services which lets you find the cheapest price for any book searching popular online bookstores in India.
1. Go to IndiaBookStore and enter the name of any book you want to purchase and search results shows its availability in various online book stores with prices. This makes finding cheapest option easy!
2. Another way to compare prices would be ISBN.net. Though, the site doesn’t have good visual interface but offers comparison of prices of major online bookstores in India.
http://isbn.net.in/ – Suffix this website address with a ISBN or EAN. That’s it.
This article is a result of personal experience and what I heard about these stores from others. And the comments made are according to the scenario at the time of writing this article. You experiences and views about the article and shopping sites are welcome in comments.